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Doctor Who’s first female Doctor, Jodie Whitaker, gets a fantastic new costume

And an upgraded TARDIS, too

The Doctor

The BBC revealed a first look at Jodie Whitaker’s costume as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who this morning, and it’s pretty damn good.

Unlike the previous doctor’s costume, which was worn by actor Peter Capaldi in the role, Whitaker’s costume is a little funkier. There’s a ’70s aesthetic woven into the fabric, and it’s fair to say that with the suspenders, the costume is somewhat reminiscent of Matt Smith’s suspenders he donned as the 11th Doctor. Other people have pointed out that Whitaker’s costume, including the suspenders, also bears resemblance to Robin Williams’ classic sitcom character from the ’70s, Mork from Mork and Mindy.


The photo also gives us our first look at the newer TARDIS, which can be seen in the background. The magical police box looks greener than it has in the past, but it’s difficult to say if that’s the new color or if it’s just a hue that occurred as a result of the photo’s editing.

Whitaker, who is best known for her performance on Broadchurch, was first announced as the 13th doctor in July. Whitaker will take over for Capaldi in the annual Christmas special.